South Africa’s Louis Meintjes is currently at his base in Andorra where he is staying indoors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our latest Q&A we ask him about the Olympic Games, the Tour de France, his start to 2020 and his new found love for baking. Louis, you’re in Andorra, how have you been dealing with the lockdown? Training and life has been spent mostly inside as they don’t want us to do anything outside here except to leave and go shopping for food, everything happens indoors. It’s not been too bad really; a lot of hours on Zwift, lots of timeRead More →

Nic Dlamini is back on his bike in full training as he continues to make his comeback after breaking his arm at the end of 2019. Yet to race this year, Nic recently received the important all-clear to return to riding outdoors from our team’s medical department. We caught up with him to see how he was doing, his thoughts on the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and what his remaining goals are for the season. Nic, in light of the current situation with the Coronavirus, where are you at the moment? At the moment I’m in Holland, it’s quite a big thing obviouslyRead More →

Giacomo Nizzolo powered to victory on stage 2 of Paris-Nice ahead of Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo), to secure his second WorldTour victory of 2020 for NTT Pro Cycling. As expected the second stage, 165.5km from Chevreuse to Châlette-sur-Loing, saw cross-winds play a crucial role in the final 32 kilometres and the in-form Italian make his move, as he joined a reduced group of eleven riders that found themselves in front for the final 10km. Together with Nizzolo, the group included recent winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Jasper Stuyven, three riders from Bora- Hansgrohe and Nils Politt. Nizzolo timed his sprint perfectly, to stormRead More →

The 2020 ‘Race to the Sun’ gets underway on Sunday in Paris and we are delighted to confirm our roster to take part in the event, which has been expanded to eight-rider teams by the organisers. Our selection is highlighted by the inclusion of time trial specialist Victor Campenaerts and some of the pre-race focus will immediately be on stage four’s 15.1km route, as he makes his debut in the discipline for NTT Pro Cycling. It’s a stage the 28-year-old Belgian has labelled a “big opportunity” for himself and the team. The opening 154km stage, starting and finishing in Plaisir, is likely to be one for the fastRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling is delighted to confirm our lineup, spearheaded by Giacomo Nizzolo, that will again look to challenge at Le Samyn on Tuesday. Nizzolo, who won the bunch sprint for second at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, will be looking towards another solid team performance to be in with a chance of tasting success at the finish in Dour. That sees the likes of the uber-experienced duo of Edvald Boasson Hagen and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, who are both capable of launching their own challenges if the opportunities arise, play lead supporting roles. Michael Gogl assumes the “road captain” for the 201km course from Quaregnon to Dour whereRead More →

Giacomo Nizzolo claimed his 4th podium of 2020 after winning the bunch sprint for second place at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne on Sunday. A superb solo effort from Kasper Asgreen (DQT) saw the Dane hold off the peleton bearing down on him to take the win in Kuurne. For the Italian it was reward for an excellent day out as he covered all of the differing moves throughout, climbing well and taking advantage of the fact that some of his rivals had raced on Saturday, to finish in scintillating fashion. That result brought an end to the ‘Opening Weekend’ in Belgium and set the tone for what promisesRead More →

Strong squad with a range of options selected for the highly anticipated “Opening Weekend” in Belgium. The weekend’s racing gets underway with premiere opening event of the Spring Classics – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – where the 2018 winner Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen, who was third in 2014, spearhead our challenge over the 200km course from Gent to Ninove. They’ll be ably supported by Michael Gogl, who has impressed since he’s joined the team. Norwegian Rasmus Tiller’s stock continues to rise in our Classics squad and will be looking for a strong day out; while the experience of Reinardt Janse van Rensburg will beRead More →

This weekend we will be in France for a UCI 1.Pro double header, taking on the Faun Ardeche Classic on Saturday and Royal Bernard Drome Classic on Sunday. The French classics take place in the respective hilly regions of south-east France and so the punchy type climbers are expected to go head-to-head for top honours. NTT Pro Cycling will have a few options over the weekend, with a versatile climbing group taking on both races. Carlos Barbero, Roman Kreuziger and Ben King will lead our younger climbing talents of Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Gino Mader and Matteo Sobrero. Completing our team will be our newly crowned SouthRead More →

Jay Thomson has been ruled out of the remainder of the UAE Tour after a sustaining a broken scaphoid in a crash during stage three of the race on Tuesday. The crash, which also Stefan de Bod and Domenico Pozzovivo, occurred during the early stages of the day’s racing. Thomson bravely rode to complete the tough stage which concluded atop the brutal summit finish of Jebel Hafeet. He was taken to hospital shortly afterwards by our medical staff for further examination where an x-ray confirmed the fracture. Pozzovivo and de Bod both managed to finish strongly on a crucial day in the race, claiming 13th and 15th positionRead More →

Our continental team rode superbly to set-up the win for Leonardo Marchiori at Firenze-Empoli today. There were no big attacks or breakaways on the 142,5km race, except for two riders who made it away in the beginning. In the end, it came down to a massive bunch sprint, with around 80 riders fighting for the win. The team worked well to keep Marchiori in the front before his final sprint, which he launched with 300m to go, and which secured the victory. Leonardo Marchiori “Today was a great day for us. The whole team worked perfectly and helped me position myself in front of everyRead More →